Nov 25, 2009 6:00am EST
celebrate the growing partnership between the united states and india. mr. prime minister, today we work to fulfill our duty, bring our countries closer together than ever before. tonight under the stars we celebrate the spirit that will sustain our partnership, the bonds of friendship between our people. >> all right. according to "the washington post," a new forecast from the federal reserve shows the nation's unemployment rate will stay elevated for years. >> oh, my goodness, this is just bad news for america. >> it does, especially after yesterday's news about the real unemployment rate. in october, the figure hit 10th.2%, a 26-year high. >> we talked about how it's going to affect the elections in 2010 around here because we talk about politics, but this recession may affect the 2012 election and the 2014 election. when we talk about, mort, that we've reset the economy, that we're not going to be driven by just crazed consumerism, that means something. we either start building things here in this country again, or this economy doesn't turn around, and people don't get back to work.
Nov 30, 2009 6:00am EST
they decide they can extradite him to the united states. you see some snow. crews have now had to plow the road up to his ski chalet because of the heavy snowfall, perhaps delaying his return to the ski chalet, where he's free to have parties, have friends over, do whatever he wants. live the roman polanski lifestyle in gestadt. he can't leave his property. 19,000 square feet, he might have skiing on his property. looks like mr. polanski is going to be a-okay after all. >> if you drug and rape a 13-year-old girl, this can happen to you. it sends a strong message. we've got to send a strong message to polanski. >> this is very typical of you avoiding the facts. he won an academy award. >> my bad. >> mika, this next story is dedicated to you. >> thank you. >> i know obesity is a grave concern to you. not so much to joe and myself. >> oh, come on, it's very important. >>> the fattest countries in the world. the official list is out. do you want to take a wild guess? i think you know the answer. >> i would think us. >> yes. >> big fat america. >> a version of us is at the top of the list.
Nov 20, 2009 6:00am EST
around that they ought to take the government of the united states, including the secretary of the treasury, president of the united states, speaker of the house, the senate president, come down and run the government in new orleans. because in its origins -- >> they won't even spend the night. >> everything you're trying to do with the country is right here. your educational system, your law enforcement apparatus. they're rebuilding everything from the ground up right now. >> and you know, julia, george w. bush didn't come here for a very long time, had that terrible shot of him -- >> it was about a week. >> gazing out the window from 40,000 feet. >> that was bad optics. >> and then president obama came down here after all of the promises, he was here for a couple of hours and then flew to a fund-raiser in san francisco. why is it so hard for washington to focus on new orleans. >> i mean, we're so low on the totem pole. it's not just the president. try to get congress to talk about wetland restoration or anything like that because every senator wants their bridge to nowhere
Nov 23, 2009 6:00am EST
is the legal limit on the united states government's ability to borrow. that means that the congress has to pass an increase in the debt ceiling, and they have to do that in the middle of the health care debate in the united states senate. >> that is so hard politically. lawrence, you've called it correctly all along. going back to this summer when you said august is going to be a tough month. at the same time, democrats are saying, we're going to get to tell our story in august. get us updated. where are we right now? >> you know why i've been able to do that? we've seen it all before. there has been this weird democratic party chorus of never before, never before have we gotten this far. >> you were there. >> except in 1994, where we got -- in fact, this bill went to the senate floor in 1994 by unanimous consent. this drama you saw on saturday wasn't even part of the story in 1994. the clinton bill went to the senate floor with much more strength and momentum than this bill is seeing right now. >> so why? >> interesting. >> and by the way, even though it landed on the floor with more s
Nov 24, 2009 6:00am EST
trust him. >> yeah, if my mom were the president of the united states, i would trust but verify. that's a presumption that i made and 75% of americans made in 2002 and 2003, and we -- >> yeah, look where it got us. i hear what you are saying. >> i don't think there is a magic solution in afghanistan. there is no great lightbulb going off over your head that makes this all right and fine. it's going to be an unsatisfying decision no matter which way it goes, and no matter what level he chooses. but it has been -- you know, in an odd way, it has been a transparent process in that we know what the generals want and what the push back is on the money side, and we know what the push back is from liberals or from progressives who wonder about the war and conservatives who wonder about the war. we have all participated in this review. i think it's a good thing, actually. at least we know why the president decided the way he did, and what his intentions are two or three years from now. >> mika, you know willie and i do what willie and i do every night at 5:00 p.m. >> what is that? >> we get a